- Duration: 3 minutes
- Chorus: SATB
- Instrumentation: Organ with optional Brass & Percussion
- Published by: Walton Music
This setting of Joy to the World is a magnificent new option for choir, organ, brass, and percussion. This will be a great fit for church, community, and collegiate choir Christmas programs.
Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
let earth receive her king;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.
Joy to the earth! The Savior reigns:
let men their songs employ;
while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
No more let sins and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.
He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love, and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love.
Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Original musical setting: Antioch